South East Durham (UK Parliament constituency)

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South East Durham
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of members one

South East Durham was a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

The constituency was created by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, when the North Durham and South Durham county divisions were replaced by eight new single-member county constituencies. These were Barnard Castle, Bishop Auckland, Chester-le-Street, Houghton-le-Spring, Jarrow, Mid Durham, North West Durham and South East Durham. In addition there were seven County Durham borough constituencies.

It was abolished for the 1918 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Year Member Party
1885 Henry Havelock-Allan Liberal
1886 Liberal Unionist
1892 Joseph Richardson Liberal
1895 Henry Havelock-Allan Liberal Unionist
1898 Joseph Richardson Liberal
1900 Frederick Lambton Liberal Unionist
Jan. 1910 Evan Hayward Liberal
1918 constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1885: South East Durham [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Henry Havelock-Allan 5,603 53.6 n/a
Conservative George Elliot 4,854 46.4 n/a
Majority 749 7.2 n/a
Turnout 79.4 n/a
Liberal win (new seat)
General Election 1886: South East Durham [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Henry Havelock-Allan 4,984 55.2 +8.8
Liberal Hugh Fenwick Boyd 4,045 44.8 -8.8
Majority 939 10.4 +17.6
Turnout 68.5 -10.9
Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal Swing +8.8

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

Richardson
General Election 1892: South East Durham [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Joseph Richardson 5,560 50.7
Liberal Unionist Henry Havelock-Allan 5,396 49.3
Majority 164 1.4
Turnout 77.2
Liberal gain from Liberal Unionist Swing
Havelock-Allan
General Election 1895: South East Durham [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Henry Havelock-Allan 5,978 50.5 +1.2
Liberal Joseph Richardson 5,864 49.5 -1.2
Majority 114 1.0 2.4
Turnout 80.5 +3.3
Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal Swing +1.2
South East Durham by-election, 1898[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Joseph Richardson 6,286 51.1
Liberal Unionist Frederick Lambton 6,011 48.9
Majority 275 2.2
Turnout 82.8
Liberal gain from Liberal Unionist Swing

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: South East Durham [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Frederick Lambton 6,198 52.9 +4.0
Liberal Joseph Richardson 5,524 47.1 -4.0
Majority
Turnout 79.1 -3.7
Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal Swing +4.0
General Election 1906: South East Durham [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Frederick Lambton unopposed n/a n/a
Liberal Unionist hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: South East Durham [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Evan Hayward 9,298 57.5 n/a
Conservative Frederick Lambton 6,860 42.5 n/a
Majority 2,438 15.0 n/a
Turnout 85.6 n/a
Liberal gain from Liberal Unionist Swing n/a
General Election December 1910: South East Durham [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Evan Hayward 8,203
Conservative Rowland Burdon 7,021
Majority
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing

General Election 1914/15:

Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results, 1885-1918 FWS Craig
  2. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results, 1885-1918 FWS Craig
  3. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results, 1885-1918 FWS Craig
  4. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results, 1885-1918 FWS Craig
  5. ^ The Constitutional Year Book, 1904, published by Conservative Central Office, page 143 (167 in web page), Durham
  6. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results, 1885-1918 FWS Craig
  7. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results, 1885-1918 FWS Craig
  8. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results, 1885-1918 FWS Craig
  9. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results, 1885-1918 FWS Craig